We watched a documentary “The Secret Life of Plants.”
A shriveled seedpod waited for the rain to burst it open and release its seeds; fungi waited for rain to release their myriad spores.
And in our own lives, prayer releases that rain.
When we do not pray, we settle into dry and barren hopelessness, we shrivel.
Prayer is like the rain to those seedpods, releasing hope into marriage, finances, child-rearing.
We need prayer so that we do not shrivel into hopelessness about the apparently intractable areas of our lives.